Wendy Scalzo, a talented Rhode Island Cosmetologist, had the opportunity of a lifetime when she was asked to work on the Ruth Tarvydas show. Held in the Altman Building in Chelsea, Scalzo worked (along side other cosmetologists, Robin, Nicole, Hannah, Kim and Mayra) to make the designer’s vision a reality. “She [Tarvydas] had a specific vision that came to life on the runway with assistance from the garments, hair and makeup.” Scalzo says that Tarvydas’s vision was an underwater effect. “She wanted it to seem as if the hair was suspended in the water, floating up away from the face.” For makeup, the models rocked a “very strong mask, directly across the face. They had dark brows that faded to the cheeks.”
After graduating from FIT, Bibhu was hired by Gilles Mendel, CEO of the iconic French furrier J. Mendel, where he became the label’s Design Director - a position he held for nine years. After almost a decade at the helm of J. Mendel, Bibhu, responding to the rapidly increasing demand for his work, moved out on his own and launched his eponymous label, Bibhu Mohapatra, during New York Fashion week in 2009. He is now completing his eighth ready-to-wear collection under his namesake label, which features elegant designs inspired by the theories of human movement and expression. The Spring 2014 collection draws reference from the methods that lead modern and expressionist dance – defying any limitation or regulation of self-expression and defining the modern woman.
With what culminated in another remarkable season here in New York, the Spring 2014 collections conclude today with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs before all eyes turn across the pond for London Fashion Week.
St. John Center Studios, 560 Washington Street near West Houston Street
Bleecker Street Art Center, 305 Bleecker Street
Jefferson Market Garden, West 10th Street and Sixth Avenue
Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street
306 Bowery near East Houston Street
69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets
Midtown Manhattan is the place to be today if you're looking for Fashion Week flurry beyond that of Lincoln Center - and you'll be in good company. Proenza Schouler, Philosophy, Marchesa, Elizabeth and James, and Dominic Louis will all be presenting their Spring 2014 collections in the heart of the city today.
Skylight Ltd., 250 West 55th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue
Location 05, 509 West 34th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues
Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues
Milk Studios, 450 West 1
Mega personalities Michael Kors, Rachel Zoe and Betsey Johnson to show during Day Seven in the tents, alongside J. Mendel and former protege Brandon Sun, rounding out the schedule with Clover Canyon and Okslen - names generating much buzz in their own right.
Sunday afternoon saw the debut collection for New York Fashion Week newcomer Naomi Spindel, at the Hotel Particulier in Soho. The playful collection nodded to the California state of mind of the Los Angeles- born, Brooklyn-based designer. Crop tops, cutouts, caftans, and other beach-ready attire were featured in an array of bright, punchy colors simultaneously exuding retro nolstalgia and modern-day irony. Modest silhouettes and lengths were juxstaposed against plunging necklines and attention-grabbing shades, while laidback Hawaiian-inspired floral motifs and other prints were shown in luxurious brocades and silks. Models donned coiffed updos, liquid lined cat-eyes and bold lips - and not to be remiss - a metallic seam along the front of the leg, a spirited nod to the backseam pantyhose known for their popularity during the mid-century.